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The mountains in Golden are easy to access thanks to the many years of industrialization, making passage to breathtaking sledding areas a breeze. There are a lot of good things to say about the sledding in Golden: ease of access, variety of terrain, convenient location… but what it really stands out for is the snow.
It’s become clear in the last couple of years that a snowbike can be taken into tight, lower elevation trees that you wouldn’t dream of trying on your sled. But on the flip-side, a snowbike will struggle to follow a sled straight up a steep slope in heavy snow.
Another X Games has come and gone, and this one with plenty of excitement and drama as usual. The sled guys put it all on the line again with huge tricks, including not one, but two double backflip attempts on the weekend. It was also the first appearance of Snow Bikes, with fast action in the Snow Bike Cross event. Months of preparation by the athletes and the event staff was brought to fruition in one short weekend.
The bad news is that not only is your sled without any semblance of self-propulsion, it’s also got no brakes! That’s right. When your chain decided to commit harikari by blasting itself through the cover of your chaincase at the speed of light, it also self-annihilated your ability to slow your sled down.
MOMENTUM, which runs 43 minutes long, is directed by Simon Selberg and produced by Epic Media. The film is collaboratively shot by the group of riders themselves, although clearly the direction of Selberg has played a key role in producing quality footage across the board. Twenty-six riders are featured throughout the film, with more renowned riders—such as Johan Forsberg—having a more prominent role than others.
The Hartley Lake trail is the access point for true alpine riding amongst the towering limestone peaks of the Rockies. The groomed trail meanders past an old lake bed, through meadows and into some of Fernie’s most remote backcountry. Good route finding and backcountry experience is a must when heading out to this area.
The magnitude of the slide really gutted me. This one caught me off-guard—it was the biggest slide I have ever been in. I was so rattled that I wasn’t sure anything was safe, and I definitely didn’t feel like sending it anymore. It made me sick to my stomach to see the avalanche, the force of it.
IceAge Perfomance Rails Sledding is getting out of control these days. Huge cliff drops, tech lines in the trees and big jumps are all bridging the gap between what used to be a ski line and what used to be a sled line. The more capable the new machines are …
Northern Light Films Vol. 2 is the second feature-length snowmobile film produced by the Northern Light Films Swedish team of freeriding sledders. Northern Light Films Vol. 2 The film, which runs for just under 36 minutes, features a mix of tree riding, spring jump sessions and deep pow shredding …